FDA: Smokeless Tobacco Snus Can Be Marketed as Less Risky Than Cigarettes
This is the first time the FDA has allowed product marketing of this type (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Symptom Resolution in Concussion Does Not Equal Brain Recovery Symptom Resolution in Concussion Does Not Equal Brain Recovery
In one of the longest follow-up brain imaging studies in college athletes, investigators found specific adverse effects of concussion continue long after patients get cleared to return to play.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Limited English Proficiency May Worsen Chronic Disease Outcome
Findings seen in patients discharged from academic medical centers in Toronto with COPD or heart failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

First Use of Flavored Tobacco Linked to Subsequent Use
First use of menthol, mint, or other flavored cigarette versus nonflavored cigarette tied to later cigarette use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Are Plant-Based Burgers a Healthier Option? Are Plant-Based Burgers a Healthier Option?
When it comes to burgers, does'meatless'mean'healthy'?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Is the Stethoscope Dying? High-Tech Rivals Pose a Threat to the Symbol of the Medical Profession
CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors’ ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. Some of these instruments can yield images of the beating heart or create electrocardiogram graphs. Dr. Eric Topol, a world-renowned cardiologist, considers the stethoscope obs...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDSEY TANNER / AP Tags: Uncategorized technology Source Type: news

Anti-amyloid About-Face: Aducanumab Effective for AD After All? Anti-amyloid About-Face: Aducanumab Effective for AD After All?
Earlier this year two phase 3 trials of aducanumab for Alzheimer's disease were scrapped -- but in a surprising about-face, new data from the studies put the drug back on the table.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk Should Drive Screening
Panel issues weak recommendations for options in adults aged 50 to 79 years with no prior screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Long - Term Lung Function Declines Even for Prior Low - Intensity Smokers
Accelerated FEV1 decline found in former smokers for decades after smoking cessation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA OKs Ustekinumab (Stelara) for Moderate to Severe UC FDA OKs Ustekinumab (Stelara) for Moderate to Severe UC
Ustekinumab was more effective than placebo for inducing and maintaining remission and promoting mucosal healing in a study of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Suspect Lyme Carditis? Start Empiric Antibiotics Suspect Lyme Carditis? Start Empiric Antibiotics
Waiting for test results before initiating therapy for patients suspected of having Lyme carditis may result in death, data from two recent cases show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Two UCLA doctors named to National Academy of Medicine
Two UCLA professors, Dr. Denise Aberle and Dr. Carol Mangione, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in health and medicine.Aberle is a professor of radiology and bioengineering, and vice chair for research in the department of radiological sciences at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Mangione is the Barbara A. Levey& Gerald S. Levey  Professor of Medicine and Public Health and chief of the division of general internal medicine and health services research. They were among 100 new members announced Oct. 21 during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Recommendations Updated for Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- In clinical guidelines published online Oct. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, updated recommendations are presented for the management of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Alan N. Barkun, M.D., from McGill... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercise Intolerance May Harm Neurocognition in ALL Survivors
Exercise intolerance tied to impaired neurocognition in adult survivors of childhood ALL (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics
Long sleep duration predicts seven - year cognitive decline in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Healthcare Terms Are Out of Touch, Says Mom Advocate Healthcare Terms Are Out of Touch, Says Mom Advocate
Using terms like'customer'and'consumer'take the humanity out of medicine, says patient/family engagement consultant Hala Durrah in her interview with Eric Topol.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

When Pharmacies Close, Low-Income Neighborhoods Lose
The escalating closure of U. S. pharmacies tends to hit independent drugstores and low-income neighborhoods, a new analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Morse Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at National Academy of Medicine
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, assistant program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

EU Committee Backs Delafloxacin for ABSSSI EU Committee Backs Delafloxacin for ABSSSI
A European Medicines Agency advisory panel recommended delafloxacin for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in adults when other commonly used antibacterial drugs are inappropriate.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Viagra BMTs, Pregnancy Stress, Breast Cancer Vaccine The Week That Wasn't: Viagra BMTs, Pregnancy Stress, Breast Cancer Vaccine
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

ARBs Linked to Increased Suicide Risk, Experts Skeptical ARBs Linked to Increased Suicide Risk, Experts Skeptical
A new study suggests an increased risk for suicide associated with angiotensin receptor blockers compared with ACE inhibitors among older adults, but leading cardiovascular experts are skeptical.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Patient Cost Responsibility Up for Guideline - Discordant Care
Guideline - discordant tx linked to $ 1,841 higher patient costs in first year in metastatic breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Up With ARB Exposure Versus ACEI Exposure
Risk for suicide increased with angiotensin receptor blockers among individuals aged 66 years and older (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Use of E - Cigarettes in U.K. Tied to Quit Rates Among Smokers
Researchers estimate 50,000 + smokers in U.K. used e - cigs as part of successful quit attempt in 2017 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Do Older People Do When Sitting and Why? What Do Older People Do When Sitting and Why?
It's well accepted that sedentary behavior increases older adults'risk of illness and disability. What are older adults doing when sitting, and what factors influence their choices to sit or not?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Depression, Anxiety, Stress Impact Adherence to Cardiac Rehab
Patients with moderate depression, anxiety, stress symptoms more likely to drop out of rehab (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24
Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017, while homicide rates increased from 2014 to 2017 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Sports Participation a Big Win for Kids' Mental Health Sports Participation a Big Win for Kids' Mental Health
Children who play sports are less likely to experience withdrawn and depressive symptoms compared with their counterparts who do not engage in sports, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is Mom's Bariatric Surgery Linked With Birth Defects? Is Mom's Bariatric Surgery Linked With Birth Defects?
Is there an association between bariatric surgery in a woman and the risk of her child having birth defects?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs Cetirizine Injection (Quzyttir) for Acute Urticaria FDA OKs Cetirizine Injection (Quzyttir) for Acute Urticaria
Cetirizine hydrochloride (10 mg/mL) intravenous injection is for treatment of acute urticaria in adults and children 6 months of age or older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Docs Still Overwhelmed by Regulatory Burdens: Survey Docs Still Overwhelmed by Regulatory Burdens: Survey
Medical practices say prior authorization and value-based initiatives create more burden than benefit for them and their patients, according to a new survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth
Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non - Hispanic white ethnicity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder May Increase Risk for Developing Parkinson Disease
Literature review shows increased likelihood of idiopathic PD with previous diagnosis of BD (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Compares Anticoagulants for Antiphospholipid Syndrome
TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- In thrombotic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), rivaroxaban is not noninferior to dose-adjusted vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Josep... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lower Dose Apixaban in Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation Lower Dose Apixaban in Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation
This study examined plasma concentrations of lower than recommended dosing of apixaban in older adults with non-valvular AF.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests
The tests often are positive in people without symptoms, particularly older patients. The result: overtreatment with antibiotics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Tests (Medical) Antibiotics Drug Resistance (Microbial) Hospitals Elderly Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Urinary Tract Bacteria Doctors Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Nursing Homes Toronto (Ontario) JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) U Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is molecular breast imaging and who needs it?
Mammography screening for breast cancer saves lives. But another test may be better for women with dense breasts. Dr. Deborah Rhodes, an internal medicine specialist from the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, says that data from a study being done at Mayo Clinic and other centers across the country suggest that MBI may also [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 10/12/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio: 10/12/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Jean Fox, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses fecal incontinence, including treatment options and prevention. Also on the podcast, Dr. Ekta Kapoor, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine and women's health physician, explains the dangers of excess belly fat. And Dr. Michael Joyner, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and human performance [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Patients With T2DM Who Have Flu More Likely to Be Hospitalized
FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- The risk for hospitalization with pandemic influenza is higher for patients with type 2 diabetes than for those without type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Paz... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lumacaftor - Ivacaftor Aids Cystic Fibrosis in Real - World Setting
Improved lung function, increased BMI, reduced need for IV antibiotics seen after one year of therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ibrutinib Therapy Linked to New, Worsened Hypertension
Ibrutinib - related hypertension associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Activity Monitors Work Better With Health Professional Input Activity Monitors Work Better With Health Professional Input
Study found modest increases in physical activity in cardiometabolic patients, especially with pedometers and interface with healthcare facilitators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip
Anaphylactic, anaphylactoid reactions linked to PICC insertion using Sherlock tip locating system (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Diet Intervention Can Cut Depression Symptoms in Young Adults
Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale - 21 depression subscale score reduced three months after intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Investigational Osteoarthritis Drug Results Mixed Investigational Osteoarthritis Drug Results Mixed
Sprifermin, when injected into the knee in higher doses, led to significant growth in cartilage thickness, but clinical benefit is uncertain. Five-year results will test durability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Texas Physician Convicted for $16M Medicare Scheme Texas Physician Convicted for $16M Medicare Scheme
The physican conspired with home health agencies to order unnecessary home health services; she was also found guilty of taking kickbacks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Foreign - Born Women in U.S. Less Likely to Have Mammograms
Findings remain even after adjusting for common sociodemographic factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Acute Respiratory Viral Illness Surveillance Possible in Long - Term Care
Data revealed many health care personnel who reported an illness said they worked when sick (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Cancer Incidence
Higher rates reported for lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, and stomach cancers versus whites (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

No Harm in Red Meat After All? Not Exactly No Harm in Red Meat After All? Not Exactly
Dr F. Perry Wilson gives us his take on the controversial'red meat studies,'saying that the authors aren't telling us that we should eat more of it.Medscape (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news